A 30-year-old female asked:
I'm 30 & had a partial hysterectomy almost 2yr ago so i don't get a period but my breasts have been tender and experiencing some itching, any idea why?
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Dr. Scott Krameranswered
Gynecology 38 years experience
Ovulation hormones: Hysterectomy is only removal of the uterus. The ovaries are left in place and for good reason as they continue to cycle producing female hormones. Consequently your body will continue to respond such as breast tenderness, pms, etc. Also it's been shown that preservation of otherwise normal ovaries results in an additional 7-8 years of life in women under 65.
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